# If ‘JANUARY’ is ‘JULY’ then August =?

I found this puzzle on another website and I wanted to share it here.
I will post the source link after a week to avoid spoilers.

Here are some rules:

'JANUARY' is 'JULY',
'SEPTEMBER' is 'SEPTEMBER',
'FEBRUARY' is 'AUGUST'
and 'MARCH' is 'MAY'
then 'AUGUST' is?


AUGUST IS

JUNE

This is explained as

The output answer is the month which has the same index in the year as the number of letters in the input.

• If so, we're got 2 Augusts in the year: Both February and November have 8 letters. Commented Nov 23, 2017 at 21:50
• I would use index instead of number. To me it was not immediately clear which number a month has, index indicates position. Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 9:35
• @Vector I also think OP selected the wrong answer. Agree to disagree, I suppose :) Also OP admitted to have selected the wrong answer, but doesn’t know how to change it :) Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 18:53
• @Vector OP posted the link to the site that also has the question and answer. This is the correct answer. Commented Nov 28, 2017 at 16:02
• @lPlant - I see. That makes it a poorly designed puzzle. Commented Nov 28, 2017 at 18:13

june

If,

JANUARY (char 7) means 7th month - JULY
SEPTEMBER (char 9) means 9th month - SEPTEMBER
FEBRUARY (char 8) means month 8 - AUGUST
MARCH (char 5) means month 5 - MAY
AUGUST (char 6 ) means...

• This is the same as CodeNewbie's answer, posted almost a day earlier. Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 15:10
• This is the same answer but has a more readable explanation, which makes it not completely redundant. Having said that, it only barely provides more information and probably shouldn't have been posted. @maxasela, you should always look at existing answers before providing one of your own, to ensure you are not just adding a duplicate. And where your answer is clearly derivative of an earlier one, acknowledging the original answer is generally recommended.
– Rubio
Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 22:13
• yes you got the right point. Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 2:40

AUGUST is

'FEBRUARY' (as we should not forget past - that is refer line number 3)

• This answer is more confusing than the puzzle. Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 5:49
• I think @Mea is trying to say that = is a commutative operator, so if a = b, then b = a also. Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 10:24
• Why was this answer accepted? Can anybody explain the logic behind it? So far the answer of maxasela seems most logic to me =/... Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 14:21
• What evidence do you have to support the logic employed in this answer? Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 15:11
• @user6433464 then why did you accept this answer if it’s “on the wrong track”? Commented Nov 25, 2017 at 18:55